Freedom of Music/Speech/Life: Propaganda Balagan

Egyptian Heavy Metal Fans Reject Accusations of Satan Worship, Collaboration with Zionism

Balagan is the word for “a hot mess” in Hebrew;  it thoroughly captures the vision i had upon watching this clip.

first, i’m reeling at the ignorance and i am slowly feeling sadness creep up through the numbness. this link is representative, to me, of the demon (i guess, pun is intended) wrecking havoc on the middle east and locking it in the state of conflict. the “ideas”…or mindless propaganda the “moderator”  is spewing…sadly, i have heard such thinking first-hand. it always leaves me speechless…but i know that is just my own naivete. i live in america, in NYC, no less…i surround myself with open-minded and like-minded people. so facing people like the speaker on this show is like an alarm in my face at 5 am…that gross feeling. but the one spark of hope: if you pay attention to the defense from the youth being interrogated — i mean, interviewed …they are so bright, so honest, so genuine. my heart reaches out to those that are struggling in this type of environment. they are certainly not alone.

i hear you and i respect you :)

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2 Responses to “Freedom of Music/Speech/Life: Propaganda Balagan”
  1. Avraham says:

    This is the kind of persecution that was rampant in the Soviet Union in the 70s and 80s against rock-n-roll music. What the right-wing conservatives do not understand is that the future is in the hands of the youth. If they will alienate the next generation instead of welcoming it – the system of values that the old generation tries so hard to preserve will collapse.

  2. Shiva says:

    How similar countries ( and regimes) are to people; they believe they are infallible and that all examples and all counsel is inapplicable to them. What the Soviet Union went through in the 70’s and 80’s…and what just about any country that went through an ideological/political/social shift faced was the polarization of its nation. Whether it was a clash of classes, or economy or faith, when power roots its strength in a concept or ideal that is rigid or exclusive, it becomes fragile and brittle and its collapse is inevitable. You are so right… Some regimes die away with their proponents.
    Changes and shifts are inevitable because nations are organic…they’re made up of people, aren’t they? It’s funny how dogma or campaigns and symbols of power distance us from the reality…that we’re really just a bunch of people, individuals, fallible, changeable and perishable.

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